Head coach Norv Turner has long been regarded as one of the best play callers not just in the NFL today, but in the history of the game.
On Sunday he showed just why.
Turner called a near flawless game against the league’s number one ranked defense as the Pittsburgh Steelers looked lost for the most part on the field. As a result, the Chargers came away with an impressive 34-24 victory.
“He’s great,” said
Just one example of Turner’s excellent play calling was a draw to
“It took me a bit by surprise, but it was a good call,” said Brown. “Like any other play, I was thinking let’s go and make this work. Even though it’s kind of tough in that situation to get that call, I trusted coach knew what he was doing and sure enough he did. Everybody was probably thinking let’s get a field goal, especially against a team like that. You don’t expect to bust out a big run but he called the right play in that situation. I made the best of it and it gave us an opportunity.”
Even when Turner doesn’t call a play, such as when
“I called it,” said Weddle. “If I see a look, Norv and (special teams coordinator) Rich (Bisaccia) let me call the fake. If I see it they have trust in me to make the right decision. All week we study and they give me the confidence and range that if I see the look, and if it’s the best for our team, then I can run it. It’s a lot of work that goes into it.”
“When Norv is on point calling the plays like he was today, it’s hard to stop,” he said. “You can tell when he gets a play or two ahead of the defensive coordinator and we’re really clicking and the ball is moving. He was good. He was on fire tonight.”